Building an Age-Friendly Community

The Great Lakes has the 'oldest' population in NSW.  Based on these demographics, Council resolved in December 2012 to become a Centre of Excellence for Ageing.

This was followed by the development of the Active Ageing Strategy during 2014 and acceptance as a member of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities in December 2014. Membership of the network is not an accreditation. Rather, it is a demonstration of our commitment to continually improve the age-friendliness of the Great Lakes.

We're working across all sections of Council to consider our older population in everything we do, and are making progress across the board.


View our 2015 Progress Report(PDF, 1MB) to the World Health Organisation here, and see our Active Ageing Strategy documents below to find out more about how we're achieving an age-friendly community.

Active Ageing Strategy